Symposia / General InformationF04 Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices
Title: Workshop on Modularity and Tapers in Total Joint Replacement Devices Date
Dates: Tuesday November 12 2013
Location: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront; Jacksonville, FL
Event Name: November 2013 Committee Week
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.
ABOUT THE EVENT
A Workshop on Modularity and Tapers in Total Joint Replacement Devices will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, the workshop will be held at the Hyatt Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida, in conjunction with the November standards development meetings of the committee.
The purpose of this Workshop is to provide a forum for consensus development and scientific exchange on the needs for characterization and standardized testing related to modularity and tapers used in total joint replacement devices. The main focus of this Workshop is to address unmet standardization needs and to help establish best testing practices in the following four areas:
- Characterization of Adverse Local Tissue Reactions
- Advancements in In Vitro Models for Taper Corrosion
- Retrieval Analyses of Retrieved Modular Implant Interfaces and
- Taper Connections
Each topic of interest will be introduced by a keynote outlining the unmet clinical need for standardization. Following clinical motivation provided by the keynote, invited speakers will present methodological innovations relevant to the key topic. Finally, the treatment of each topic of interest will be concluded by a discussion of elements in each presentation that merit consideration for standardization.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
The workshop will be held at the Hyatt Jacksonville. Hotel registration information will be posted at the ASTM website approximately 8 weeks before the workshop.
TECHNICAL CHAIR CONTACT INFORMATION
Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Co-Chairmen:Steven Kurtz, Ph.D.
Corporate Vice President
Philadelphia, PA, USA William Mihalko, MD, Ph.D.
Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics
Memphis, TN, USA Jack Lemons, Ph.D.
University of Alabama- Birmingham
School of Dentistry
Birmingham, AL, USA A. Seth Greenwald, D. Phil (Oxon)
Orthopaedic Research Laboratories
Cleveland, OH, USA
STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS
Meeting schedules of Committee F04 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMITTEE/F04.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Pat Picariello at email@example.com or tel: 610-832-9720.
FUTURE MEETING DATES
Committee F04 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on "Future Meetings".